Why do some people dislike storms

  • 10-06-2011 01:17 AM#1

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    Why do people hate rainy/stormy weather?

    It's currently really windy outside with rain scattering and I was just watching the news and some people being interviewed were saying things like "I hate it".

    Why does it seem like everyone hates rain and storms? I find it very relaxing especially since we don't get a whole lot of it here. It's a great day to have some hot cocoa.

    Do you hate the rain? Why?

    The only problem I have is that no one seems to know how to drive in it.

  • 10-06-2011 01:19 AM#2


    Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake

    I don't. I'm in oceanside. sooooo yeah. I fucking love rain. It purifies everything, except the ocean....

  • 10-06-2011 01:44 AM#3

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    Lol yeah, stay out of the water.

    You may not know where it is but I'm from the Santee, Lakeside area.
    Originally Posted by saltyseedog

    I don't. I'm in oceanside. sooooo yeah. I fucking love rain. It purifies everything, except the ocean....


  • 10-06-2011 01:55 AM#4


    There's one of the reasons. You don't get a lot of it there, so to you it's nice. I love the snow, but only because it's rare. People living in Alaska might think I was crazy. Where I live, it rains too often. Besides during the summer, the sun is rare. It's always cold and murky outside, and it gets dull and boring.

    Also, there are different types of rain, and you may only be experiencing the nicer kind. When I was living in a mountainous area of Costa Rica for a few months, the weather was chaotic. I loved it, although not everyone did. It would be sunny for 10 minutes, then it would start raining heavy drops of warm rain the next 5 minutes, then it would start hailing, then the next hour it might be sunny again. If that was the only weather I had ever experienced, I'd say that I loved the rain too.

    To me, and to a lot of people, the rain and cold (at least the kind we get here) feels depressing. The sky is gray, it's cold, and the atmosphere gives me memories of walking to school when I was younger, waking up at 7am on 4 hours of sleep, forcing myself to wake up after resetting my alarm clock multiple times, to face a day of stress and being bullied by the other kids.

    But I'm sure it isn't all negative associations. It seems there is definitely some natural aversion from the rain. I think it makes a lot of people feel depressed, for no particular experience-based reason. It's just something that naturally happens in the brain.

    It just carries an atmosphere of intense depression for me, and makes me feel trapped. I imagine that someone who lives somewhere where it's often sunny during school months would not carry such associations.
    Originally Posted by louie54

    I find it very relaxing especially since we don't get a whole lot of it here.

  • 10-06-2011 02:03 AM#5

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    Yeah but I still only know a couple of San Diego natives that actually like the rain. Everyone else would rather it be sunny every day. If you are from out of town looking for sun then I'd understand.
    Originally Posted by Dianeva

    There's one of the reasons. You don't get a lot of it there, so to you it's nice. I love the snow, but only because it's rare. People living in Alaska might think I was crazy. Where I live, it rains too often. Besides during the summer, the sun is rare. It's always cold and murky outside, and it gets dull and boring.


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  • 10-06-2011 02:46 AM#7

    
    i love the wind. It it a necessary to make my dream weather (not dream as in sleeping ).

    I love wind a lot. I dont like warm wind, but i dont like arctic wind ( im not sure if americans get that?). I like cold wind. The more the better.

    i love rain as well. I love walking in the rain. Cold rain, light rain, mist rain, warm rain, icy cold rain, heavy rain, every rain. I love (cliche i know) looking up while rain falls down on my face.

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  • 10-06-2011 04:58 AM#10

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    Heavy rain at night and afternoon with distant thunderclaps is definitely the best sort of weather there is.

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  • 10-06-2011 05:08 AM#12

    I love kebap


    Whatever happens~
    I love intense rain, hail and thunderstorms. It's like mother Earth is raging mad.

    If I could I would chase tornado's with a camera in the heaviest of storms. I bet it feels amazing...

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